“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:29 Then Peter - In the name of all the apostles, said - He does not now give them the titles of honour, which he did before, #Ac 4:8|; but enters directly upon the subject, and justifies what he had done. This is, as it were, a continuation of that discourse, but with an increase of severity.
Ac 5:29-32 Then Peter . . . answered. Peter's defense asserts (1) that God must be obeyed rather than earthly rulers; (2) God raised up Jesus whom they hanged on the cross; (3) exalted him to his right hand; (4) to be a Prince and Savior, to grant Israel the opportunity to repent, and to obtain forgiveness; (5) that they were witnesses of these facts, and so was the Holy Spirit.